Transition into fall weather with avocados

Posted on Sep 13 2017 - 8:00am by Kennedy Pope

One of the few things you will never hear anyone say is “I wish I had bad skin.” Everyone, everywhere, wants healthy looking skin. As mid-September approaches, the weather is changing, and our skin is being affected by it.

During these weather changes, our skin tends to freak out, just like our immune system does. A summer tan starts to fade, and skin cries out for those treatments to bring it that healthy glow.

The best way to cure your dry skin during these weather changes is by using a natural ingredient like avocado. Something as simple as eating an avocado, applying one directly to your face or buying an avocado mask can help skin tremendously. Avocados contain vitamins A, D and E, all of which help nourish the skin and make it look more vibrant.

Avocados have become a staple of a healthy diet. Whether you eat avocados alone or in guacamole – which is simple to make and extremely healthy for you – your skin gains moisture. Cilantro, a common herb found in guacamole, contains an antioxidant that’s good for your whole body.

Eating them isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of avocados, though. When someone wears an avocado mask, nutrients soak deep into the skin to clear up any dry, flaky patches. Avocados also have anti-aging properties; the oleic acid in the avocados helps reduce redness and wrinkles. 

Avocado masks are readily available online. A five-star rated mask I have personally used is Juara’s Java Plum and Avocado Nourishing Mask. This mask leaves your face feeling so much softer right after applying. 

Transition into rainy fall weather with ease by including these methods in your daily routine.

Guacamole – 5 servings

Place the scooped avocado pulp and lime juice in a large bowl, then toss to coat. Drain, but preserve the lime juice after all of the avocados have been coated. Use a fork to mash the avocados as you add the salt, cumin and cayenne. Then, fold in the onions, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add one tablespoon of the reserved lime juice. Let sit at room temperature for one hour, then serve.

DIY Avocado Mask

Mash half of an avocado in a bowl until it is soft and creamy. After you have mashed the avocado, mix in two tablespoons of honey and a half teaspoon of coconut oil. Leave the mask on for a full 15 minutes and then remove it with warm water.